This Week’s Senate Calendar: November 18 – 22, 2019

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Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room, St. John

Senate Calendar 33rd Legislature of The Virgin Islands
Monday, November 18
10 a.m.
Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety
Earle B. Ottley, Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:
BLOCK I
10 a.m. to Noon
Bill No. 33-0153 – An Act making an appropriation from the District Public Road Fund to the Department of Public Works for the purpose of erecting “Keep Left” signage throughout the territory, establishing a “Keep Left” public information campaign, and mandating that all rental car agencies in the territory provide “Keep Left” signage and public information material in every rental vehicle. (Sponsored by Sen. Alicia V. Barnes)
RECESS: Noon to 1 p.m.
BLOCK II
1-5 p.m.
Bill No. 33-0200 — An Act amending Title 20, part II, chapter 43, section 493 of the Virgin Islands Code by increasing the punishment for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquors or controlled substances. (Sponsored by Senators Javan E. James Sr. and Steven D. Payne Sr.)
Bill No. 33-0202 – An Act amending Title 14, chapter 31, subsection 625 of the Virgin Islands Code by increasing the maximum fine for a misdemeanor conviction for reckless endangerment. (Sponsored by Sen. Javan E. James Sr.)

Tuesday, November 19
9 a.m.
Committee on Finance
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Agenda
The committee will consider the following bills:
BLOCK I
Bill No. 33-0208 — An Act approving the Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Panyard People Inc. for Parcel No. 92 Remainder Sub Base, No. 6 Southside Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. (Proposed by Sen. Kurt A. Vialet)
Bill No. 33-0212 — An Act approving the Lease Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Universal Concrete LLC for Parcel No. 149B Sub Base, No. 6 Southside Quarter, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. (Proposed by Sen. Novelle E. Francis Jr.)
Bill No. 33-0096 — An Act repealing Title 33, chapter 115, subchapter IV of the Virgin Islands Code and replacing it with a new subchapter IV, creating the Virgin Islands Government Prompt Payment Act. (Proposed by Sen. Allison L. DeGazon)
BLOCK II
Bill No. 33-0093 — An Act amending Title 33, chapter 111 of the Virgin Islands Code by adding a new section 3057a, establishing the St. Thomas Capital Improvement Fund. (Proposed by Sen. Myron D. Jackson)
Bill No. 33-0209 — An Act appropriating funds from the Senior Citizens’ Center Revolving Fund to the Department of Human Services for the general upkeep of senior centers throughout the territory. (Proposed by Senators Steven D. Payne Sr., Javan E. James Sr. and Myron D. Jackson)

Wednesday, November 20
No meetings will be held today.

Thursday, November 21
10 a.m.
Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture
Virgin Islands Cardiac Center, Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, St. Croix
Agenda
The committee will meet to consider the following bills:
Bill No. 33-0037 – An Act requiring the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) to identify and rehabilitate five (5) existing ponds in the St. Croix District and two (2) existing ponds in the St. Thomas District to capture stormwater runoff to be used primarily by farmers; allowing DPNR to seek assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and requiring that DPNR maintain the rehabilitated ponds. (Proposed by Senator Allison L. DeGazon)
Bill No. 33-0065 – An Act requiring the Department of Agriculture to establish and implement a Well Drilling Unit Program. (Sponsored by Sen. Allison DeGazon)

Friday, November 22
10 a.m.
Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation and Aging
Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room, St. John
Agenda
BLOCK I
10 a.m. to Noon
Bill No. 33-0127 – An Act posthumously honoring and commending the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces; naming the roundabout road circle located in downtown Cruz Bay, St. John “The Veterans Circle;” and appropriating $20,000 to the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts to commission a monument in memory of the veterans. (Sponsored by Sen. Athneil “Bobby” Thomas)
BLOCK II
1-3 p.m.
The committee will receive an update on Senior Centers, Home Care, Housing and Services for Seniors in the Virgin Islands.

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/11/17/this-weeks-senate-calendar-november-18-22-2019/